White Collar Crimes
Being charged or convicted of a white collar crime may have a far-reaching impact on your personal and professional reputation. If you have been charged with this type of offense, you need to seek the help of a reputable criminal defense attorney. With nearly 30 years of experience, San Diego white collar crime lawyer Roseline D. Feral can investigate the facts of your situation and determine any potential defenses that may be applicable in your case.Understanding White Collar Crime Charges
White collar crimes are generally defined as financially motivated, nonviolent crimes that are committed by business professionals or government officials. Put another way, they are criminal acts that are committed in the regular course of business for economic gain. We can defend Southern California residents who have been charged with offenses such as:
- Fraud (for example, credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, or insurance fraud);
- Insider trading;
- Income tax evasion;
- Counterfeiting; or
- Ponzi schemes.
In any criminal case, the government has the burden of proving that the defendant is guilty of the alleged crime beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal justice system does not require a defendant to prove their innocence. This is the highest standard in the American legal system, since a person’s liberty is at stake. Roseline D. Feral, as a dedicated white collar crime attorney, can assist San Diego residents charged with these offenses in attacking the prosecution’s case in any manner that is appropriate.
While each situation is different, in some white collar crime cases, an entrapment defense may be appropriate. This requires establishing that government agents or an employer persuaded you or even forced you to commit the crime in question. If successful, this defense may be able to help you avoid a conviction and its negative consequences, such as a criminal record on background checks.
In other instances, you may be able to argue that you did not have the necessary intent to commit the crime or that another element of the charge has not been met. Many of these offenses have very technical, complicated definitions, and in some instances a defendant may be able to avoid liability if they can show that they acted carelessly rather than intentionally.Discuss Your Options with a White Collar Crime Lawyer in San Diego
If you have been charged with a white collar crime, it is important to contact a San Diego white collar crime attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Roseline D. Feral, you can rest assured that we will protect your rights to the fullest extent of the law. Our firm can give your legal matter the attention and care that it deserves. We also assist defendants in cities such as Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Jolla, Oceanside, Escondido, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Valley Center, and Vista. To set up an appointment, you can contact us online or call our office at 619-232-1010, or you can contact Attorney Feral directly at 619-301-1191. We also are available to assist people who are seeking a theft attorney or representation in fighting charges of DUI, drug crimes, violent crimes, or sex offenses.